By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer|
Apple products are popular on campus, but each has different reasons for using them.
Does the phone have everything needed? Does the laptop have possibilities? Most important, how does it make life easier?
Geek or not, we all contribute to the technology wars.
The decision to purchase a new phone, tablet or a laptop is all up to the consumer.
Students everywhere rely on different forms of technology to pass the time, keep in contact and do assignments that will impress or astonish their professor.
Tyler Lange is not a fan of Apple products like some students.
“I have an HTC droid,” said Lange, “I prefer the wide-open system because it lets me do a lot.”
So what are the choices of technology found around campus?
iPhones are seen in the hands of most students around campus, simply because they are considered the easiest to use and contain many apps that one might need to get through college.
Sitting in the shade browsing her iPhone, Belinda Garcia has it all at her fingertips.
She does not even bother with her computer when she has her phone.
“My computer doesn’t work,” said Garcia. “So I use my phone because I can do everything on it—like homework.”
She continued to describe her many uses for the iPhone.
“I don’t have a camera and the camera quality is really good,” said Garcia. “I also use it for music since I don’t have an iPod.”
Computers are a part of the war between Apple, Microsoft and Android users with students.
Most choices are simply preferences of different students.
“I have a Macbook Pro,” said Brinker. “I use it for all of my programming and it’s the device I spent the most time configuring.”
“It has a combo of the right software and better hardware,” added Brinker.
However, many students have different reasons for using Macbooks.
Nursing Major Jamie Deande went for a Macbook Pro because of word of mouth.
“I have a Macbook pro” said Deande. “I heard a lot of good things, even though I don’t use it much, yet.”
Microsoft user Tyler Lange stayed away from Macbook and chose the Microsoft operating system.
“I have a Dell Inspiron. I love it. It was affordable and it gets the job done,” exclaimed Lange.
Not every piece of technology offers everything though.
Abigal Legg is going for her Master’s Degree in Computer Science and chose the affordability of the older iPad 2 because it fitted her needs.
“I needed an app that was only available on Apple products,” said Legg.
When choosing technology, personal needs should come first and foremost.
Computers, laptops and phones are a college student’s best friend and the right choice is something every user has to weigh-in with their options.
Technology, just like a friend, we get to choose, and students have many options available.